Newsonair : Vice President's five-day visit to Ankara begins on Monday - All India Radio Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is leaving for Ankara on a visit to Turkey tomorrow. During his five day visit, he will hold delegation-level talks with members of the Turkish Grand National Assembly led by Camil Cicek, Speaker of the Turksih Grand National Assembly. Our correspondent reports, during the week, Mr Ansari will also visit the historical provinces of Konya and Nevsehir. He is also scheduled to take part in a business forum at the Turkish chamber of Businessmen and Industrialists at Istanbul. AIR correspondent reports, India is poised to scale up its economic and strategic ties with Turkey during the Vice President â€˜s visit. The two countries are exploring the prospects of setting up a Free Trade Agreement to boost economic ties. Trade ties between India and Turkey are expanding with the bilateral trade touching 4 billion US dollars in 2010. Over 112 Indian companies have set up their business in Turkey with investments in areas ranging from infrastructure and automobiles to IT and consultancy services. Vice-Presidentâ€™s visit will provide an additional impetus and momentum towards further strengthening of the broad-based, multifaceted and comprehensive partnership between India and Turkey in areas of mutual interest.